About TiPP

Welcome to the TiPP website. We are in the middle of a major site redevelopment, so this site might look a bit old if you have visited us before. Please feel free to have a look around and keep coming back, as we will have a brand new site and design in the New Year.

TiPP work from the belief that the arts have the power to transform people's lives. We develop and implement participatory arts projects and undertake training for artists and for professionals working in the Criminal Justice System.

TiPP's experienced team of artists and facilitators currently work with a diverse range of groups including young people at risk of offending, adult drug users and adult prisoners. Our projects range from half day workshops to long-term residential projects within institutions.

TiPP created one of the UK's longest established undergraduate training courses in Theatre in the Criminal Justice System.

"I have been in prison for twenty-one years and have done a lot of courses this has got to have been the best I have been on. I was surprised how much I learned on this course." Inmate, HMP Featherstone

TiPP is a member of the Arts Alliance, the national body for the promotion of arts in Criminal Justice. The Alliance represents a coalition of arts practitioners and organisations working in prisons and the community to support people to lead crime free lives.

For more information about the work of the Alliance and to find out how to join, have a look at the Arts Alliance page in the Research and Advocacy section of our site.

Arts Alliance

TiPP is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Images from The Grey Area project
Photography: David Oates